A funky label and a funny message on the cork make this bottle stand out immediately, but it is the quality of the wine in it for an unbelievable price that will really make you take notice! Full, rich and tasty, clean and fresh at a lower alcohol level make this a wonderful everyday drinking win and a great allrounder. There is more care and attention in every bottle of OPEN NOW than most wines twice the price. Outstanding value. THE WINERY
Sir John Hegarty, world renowned in the advertising industry purchased Domaine de Chamans in 2002 partly as a holiday retreat, but also with a serious interest in wine. He knew that he would need serious expertise to get the most from this old estate and immediately employed a young, talented local winemaker called Samuel Berger who has been there ever since. The 22 ha of vines sitting in the south facing foothills of the Montagne Noire surrounded by garrigue and woodland were reduced to 15 ha as the poorest vines were ripped up and the isolation from other vineyards, meant they could pursue a rigorous non-interventionist farming philosophy, based on organic and biodynamic principles to respect the ecosystem. (AB Certified and Demeter) To ensure quality, the vines are pruned to produce 20-30 hl per ha. Use of machines is minimal, the sheep (including 1 black one like the logo) are used to control the natural vegetation between the vines and they do all their own composting and natural treatments. The cellar is beautifully organised and all of this has led to the creation of some of the most highly rated wines in the whole region.